Kristin Johnson's Profile
Gourds have so many amazing shapes and sizes. . . they are like canvases waiting to be worked on! When I create Gourd Art I am praising Jesus. I start by incorporating a verse that has touched my life, then I spend endless hours creating simple designs around the words. Many times I pray for you, the owner of my gourd creations.
I began learning about gourds when I attended an Art Teacher's Conference in Michigan and learned how to create a little basket like Nigerian artists. I was hooked. What a wonderful medium to work with! I look at a gourd and often imagine a bowl from the bottom, a vase from the top, and many beads from the middle. I woodburn the basic lines, cut the gourd apart with my knife or micro gourd saw, then clean out the innards. I spend lots of time carving and sanding each piece. Then I woodburn intricate designs inside and out of the gourd. My favorite…
- Born on September 15
- Joined March 12, 2009